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Weekender, April 4

Events for this column must be submitted to the Advocate by *NOON MONDAY* to be in the Thursday newspaper. Send events (must include complete information: hours, admission price, contact for info, etc.) to bit.ly/amevents. Events may also be emailed to bcurd@amnews.com.

MUSIC

Grayson Jenkins, 6-9 p.m. Friday at Wilderness Trail Distillery, 4095 Lebanon Road, Danville. A continuation of the First Friday event through the distillery, free music offered, and food and cocktails for sale.

Blue Groove Jazz and Antonio Jobim, 8-11 p.m. Friday at The Still at Ambrabev, 522 Techwood Drive, Danville. Blue Groove plays jazz standards; Jobim plays Brazilian Bossa Nova music.

Perryville Jamboree, 5:30-10 p.m. Saturdays at 103 N. Bragg St. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and is served until 7 p.m. Entertainment by Kentucky South with guest performers. Cover is $10. To keep up with guest artists and other events, like Perryville Jamboree on Facebook. Info: (859) 583-9780.

Neon Shine, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday at Mae Johnson’s White Barn, Waynesburg. Cost is $5. Pool room opens at 7 p.m. Information: (606) 365-3417. Every Saturday, a door prize will be awarded for tickets drawn for a $100 prize.

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday at Garden Club, Junction City. Cover is $10. Info: (859) 583-1100.

Fredia’s Country Music, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 4221 Dry Ridge Road, Liberty. Cost is $6 at the door. A new band plays every weekend, family-friendly environment. Info: (606) 706-8596

Pickers and grinners open jam session, 10:15 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Kentucky Fudge Company, 225 South Main St., Harrodsburg. Bring instrument and sing along with us. For more information, call Tim at (859) 733-0088.

Acoustic jam/amplified jam, 7-9:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays every month. Jam sessions are being held at the Masonic Lodge at North Fourth and Smith streets. For more information, call John Hughes at (859) 583-4112.

STAGE

Auditions for “Mamma Mia,” 10 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ragged Edge Community Theatre, 111 S. Main St., Harrodsburg. One of the most popular musicals in Broadway history, “Mamma Mia” tells the story of new and old love, and a discovery of what it means to be family, all set on a Greek isle to the music of ABBA. Roles are available for males and females from 14 to 60 years old. Be prepared to sing for 30-45 seconds and wear comfortable clothing to dance. Performance dates are June 21-23 and 28-30; directed by Elizabeth Meredith. Info: raggededgetheatre@gmail.com or (859) 734-2389.

VISUAL ART

Bob Lockhart and Michael Rohde – Spirited Meditations, at New Editions Gallery, 500 W. Short St., Lexington. Award-winning artists Lockhart and Rohde have had extensive careers teaching and exhibiting and can be found in museums and private collections across the county. Includes drawings, ceramic creatures and weavings. Info: neweditionsgallery.com

OUT AND ABOUT

Dinner with Democrats, 5:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, April 4) at Cheddars, 2150 US-127, Danville. A new monthly social event. Next month, a potluck will be held. Info: (859) 236-9305

Jane’s Authentic Cocktail Society, 5 p.m. Thursdays at  Jane Barleycorns, 130 S. Fourth St.  A new craft cocktail featured every week using premium spirits and other ingredients. To view cocktail for week, join Jane’s Authentic Cocktail Society on Facebook. Info: exploretock.com/janebarleycorn, (859) 324-5036.

CLASSES/CAMPS

Home Buying 101: Zero-Down Loans, 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, April 4) at BCPL, Danville. In conjunction with Money Smart Week, Kristina Beasley and Katrina Salyers will share their insights on the home buying process, with a focus on zero-down loans. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

Chi Kung Workshop, 4 p.m. Tuesdays at BCPL, Danville. Learn how to practice Chi Kung, a form of movement, body posture, and breathing for health and wellness. This program will be led by Danny Hess, licensed physical therapist.

KidStir, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. A cooking class for kids (ages 5-8) to make fun and delicious food. This month we’ll be decorating cupcakes. Registration is required. Call the library to register.

Adult Education GED Class, 5 p.m. Mondays at BCPL, Danville. Earn your GED for free. Offered by the Boyle County Adult Education GED Program. Info: (606) 922-6819.

Yoga, noon-1 p.m. every third Saturday at Wilderness Trail Distillery, Danville. Instructor Macaulay Minton will lead classes, which are free through January. Participants must bring own mats. Info: (859) 402-8707.

Adult Ed/GED, 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday at The Presbyterian Church of Danville, 500 W. Main St. Free program offered to help obtain GED. Enrollment in an online GED Prep program is also available at no cost. Info: (606) 922-6819

Yoga for senior citizens, 10 a.m. Thursdays at A Gathering Place-Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens Inc., 569 Jean Drive. Led by Beverly Cochran, volunteer instructor. Open to all senior citizens in the area. Info: (859) 236-2070

Munchkin & Me (18months to 3 years), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays at CAC, Danville. Introduce your tiny artist to the arts in this free, drop-in class for toddlers and their caregivers. The program combines art-making with literacy activities. Info: communityartscenter.net

Body Recall, 9-9:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at First Christian Church Disciple of Christ, 555 E. Lexington Ave., Danville. Classes help regain strength, mobility and flexibility, aid in everyday living. Fee is $6 a week. Info: Carolyn Walter, (859) 548-8203, 236-4006.

Beginning knitting/crochet groups, Mondays at Garrard County Extension Office (GCEO), 1302 Stanford Road, Lancaster. Beginning knitting will be 10 a.m., crochet at 2 p.m. Beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills may join. Information: (859) 792-3026

Painting, noon-4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at GCAC, Lancaster. Cost is $30 per class, includes all materials.  Private classes and painting parties available. Instructed by Bobbie Gayle Lewis. Info: (859) 948-6988

The Paint Bar, 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Arts Council of Mercer County Studio & Gallery (ACMC), 120 South Main St., Harrodsburg. Engaging series catered to anyone interested in creating art. Cost: $28 per class. Info: (859) 612-0790 or artscouncilofmercer.com

Open studio, 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday at ACMC, Harrodsburg. The gallery’s newest series. Bring a photo or an idea you would like to paint and an art professional will help you create your masterpiece. Cost: $20, supplies included. Info: (859) 612-0790 or artscouncilofmercer.com

Opening Act Studio, at Hometown Kids, 440 W. 4th St., Perryville. Classes taught by Emma Steberl, a Perryville resident with 15 years of theater and performance experience who has trained with top industry professionals in New York City. Limited scholarships will be available. Info: Emma Steberl, (859) 319-6821, or like Opening Act on Facebook

Little Paws Piano and Music Studio, 475 West Main St., Danville. Kindermusik Classes offered for ages 0-5 years, $60 per month includes album of music for each unit (five different units for different age groups, call for unit and schedule); private piano instruction, $20/lesson; group piano, $15/class; guitar by instructor Jeff Hogue, $75/month; percussion by instructor Lucas Hunt, $20/lesson; voice by instructors Grace Sheene and Collette Jones, $20/lesson; trumpet by instructor Michael May, $20/lesson. Info: (859) 319-1066

Creative Kids Series, 10 a.m.-noon last Saturday of each month at ACMC, Harrodsburg. A way for kids of all ages to experience creating art. Cost is $10/class. Info: (859) 613-0790 or artscouncilofmercer.com

Painting parties, through GCAC, Lancaster. Reserve a date for a group to have a fun night out creating a painting. Participants will go home with a 16×20 painting. Instructor will travel to a location or may be hosted at our Arts Center. All materials included. Info: (859) 948-6988

Violin, piano, ukulele and voice instruction by Amanda Sivers. Info: (859) 319-3806, amandasivers.com

Piano and voice instruction, en Inglés o Español by Richard Ferreira, Danville. Info: (859) 329-7814

Violin instruction by Phil DeHaan, at CAC, Danville. Info: (859) 509-4293

Voice instruction by Shauntina Phillips, at CAC, Danville. Info: shauniphillips@gmail.com, (859) 209-1265

Piano instruction by Mary DeHaan, at CAC, Danville. Info: (502) 625-6430

Guitar instruction by Jeff Cain, at CAC, Danville. Info: jcain807@hotmail.com, (606) 669-3040

CLUBS

Homeschool Book Club, 3 p.m. today (Thursday, April 4) at BCPL, Danville. The book selection for this month is “Summer of the Monkeys” by Wilson Rawls.

LEGO Club, 4 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville. Build your own unique creation. All youth ages are welcome.

Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Learn to code at the Library at this self-paced class. No experience required. Email danville.code@gmail.com to register. For all students in grades 6-12.

Minecraft Club, 6 p.m. Tuesdays at LCPL, Stanford. Info: www.lcplinfo.org, (606) 365-7513

Lego Club, second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Lincoln County Public Library (LCPL), 201 Lancaster St., Stanford, Stanford.

Art Club, noon-3 p.m. last Tuesday of every month at GCAC, Lancaster. Open to everyone in all mediums. Come have fun and work on your own project while being inspired with fellow artists;  bring a snack to share. Free. Info: www.garrardarts.com, (859) 948-6988

Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m. second Wednesday of each month at GCPL, 101 Lexington St., Lancaster. Stop by the library to pick book up at circulation desk. Info: (859) 792-3424

Happy Scrappers Scrapbook Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. third Saturday of the month in Community Room 2 at LCPL, Stanford. New participants are welcome.

Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at American Legion Post 46, 45 Spears Lane, Danville. Info: wrarc.com

AND MORE ….

Read Off Your Fines, through Sunday at BCPL, Danville. During the week of spring break, kids (ages 5-18) can come to the library to read to pay off overdue fines on their library card. Every 15 minutes of reading while signed in at the library will earn $2 in Book Bucks. Registration is required. Call or visit the library for complete details.

Beyblades Battle, 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday, April 4) at BCPL, Danville. Play with others in a beyblades battle. Personal beyblades are welcome. The library will provide some beyblades and the arena. For ages 9-13.

United Way Tax Preparation Assistance, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at BCPL, Danville. Available by appointment only; call 211, text KYTAX to 898-211, or visit uwbg.org/CKEEP for more information or to schedule your appointment.

Adult Storytime, 9 a.m. Mondays at BCPL, Danville. A weekly social hour and book club for individuals with and without disabilities to utilize the library and pursue common interests together.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons, 4-7 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Come play this popular role-playing game in a social group setting. Food, refreshments, and gaming supplies provided. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. For ages 13-18.

DIY Mini Book, 4:30 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. During National Library Week, build a readable mini book that you can add to your book collection. For ages 9-13.

Crafters Who Care, 6 p.m. Mondays. Knit and crochet hats and scarves for those in need. No experience necessary.

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at BCPL, Danville.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services are available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Serves individuals on a walk-in, first come / first serve basis. Must bring last year’s tax return, photo ID, and social security card.

Teen Crafternoon, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Help decorate the new YA space in the library. Paint metal bookends with themes from your favorite YA novels to be on display in the library.

Escape Room: Escape the Library, 4:30 p.m. April 11 at BCPL, Danville. A special Escape Room challenge to celebrate National Library Week. Use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to escape the library in just one hour! For ages 9-18. (BCPL Reading Room)

Coloring & Conversation, 6 p.m. April 11 at BCPL, Danville. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Library’s coloring club for adults. This monthly program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office.

Lunch and Learn – Five Money Questions for Women, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 11 at GEC, Lancaster. A financial advisor offers free program discussing process women can use to identify financial goals, set a strategy. Lunch will be provided. Registration required as soon as possible. Info: (859) 792-3018, deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us.

Zentangle and adult coloring, 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at LCPL, Stanford. Create new Zentangle projects or relax with adult coloring. Registration required.

Ceramic Creations by Jaque, 535 S. Fourth St., Danville. A paint-your-own pottery studio, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 and up. Info: (859) 236-7288

McDowell House Museum and Apothecary Shop, 125 S. Second St., Danville. A National Historic Landmark offering tours through Dr. Ephraim McDowell’s home. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The Gift Shop at Constitution Square, 134 S. Second St., Danville, sells Kentucky-made items. Info: (859) 236-2804 for museum; 236-2803 for gift shop.

Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, inside of CAC, Danville. Private rentals begin at $40, plus the cost of bisque for a two-hour event. Info: (859) 236-4054, communityartscenter.net

The Great American Dollhouse Museum, 344 Swope Dr., Danville. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Cost is $7/adults, $5/children 2-12. Info: (859) 583-8000, thedollhousemuseum.com.

Boyle County Public Library Storytimes: Toddler, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, for children 18 months to 2 years old; Preschool, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, for children 3-5; Homeschool, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Garrard County Public Library Storytimes: 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Thursdays. No storytime if special programs held at same time. Info: (859) 792-3424

Lincoln County Public Library Storytimes: Toddler Tales, 10 a.m. Thursdays; Preschool, 11 a.m. Thursdays. Info: lcplinfo.org., (606) 365-7513. Family Story Hour, 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at LCPL, Stanford.  Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend.